Robert M. Edsel presents The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men.
2:00 p.m. Presentation | 3:00 p.m. Book Signing
As the most destructive war in history ravaged Europe, many of the world's most cherished cultural objects were in harm's way. Robert M. Edsel’s The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History: The Story of the Monuments Men recounts for young readers the astonishing true story of 11 men and one woman who risked their lives amid the bloodshed of World War II to preserve churches, libraries, monuments, and works of art that for centuries defined the heritage of Western civilization.
About the Author: Robert M. Edsel is the author of three books about the Monuments Men, including the #1 New York Times best seller The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, which Academy Award recipient George Clooney adapted into a feature film in 2014; and Saving Italy, also a New York Times best seller. He is also the coproducer of an Emmy-nominated documentary film. In 2007 he founded the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the United States’s highest honor for work in the humanities. Edsel has received numerous awards for his work honoring the Monuments Men and Women and his advocacy of art preservation. He has served as a trustee on numerous not-for-profit organizations, including The National WWII Museum and St. Mark’s School of Texas. He lives with his family in Dallas, Texas.
All Scout Day participants are welcome to attend! This event is free and open to the public and no reservations are necessary. Questions? Contact 504-528-1944 x 484.